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Marc by Marc JacobsSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/10/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Luella Bartley is a name that makes women giddy in the world of fashion. Her own label shuttered in 2009 and the industry mourned its absence for years, but now she is back at the creative helm of Marc by Marc Jacobs along with co-designer Katie Hillier. The design duo debuted their first wares together for the brand's Fall 2014 collection, thus they had some work cut out for them with their Spring lineup: loads of pressure to ensure they weren't solely one-hit wonders. Continuing the fierce, girl power spirit from the autumn assortment, the brand dived head first into English rave territory: topped off with Björk-inspired knots crafted by master hair stylist Guido Palau.

There was an eyeful to absorb from the onset: a smocked blouse paired with a polka dot latex pencil skirt, black sleeves and leggings peeking out in the same material, and chunky ankle boots for functional anchors. The dotted latex remained on voluminous crop jackets with elbow-length sleeves, tunics cinched at the waist for a bustled effect, bandeau tops that spoke to a swimwear element, and strapless sweetheart pleated frocks that felt distinctly 80's.

A "New World System" text graphic was sprawled across button-front shirts, oversized tees, the back of a long-line anorak, and on rocker chic dresses that were one-half strapless frock and the other a visual knockout with solid and pleated polka dotted tulle. Not to fret: there were simpler looks at hand including a roomy camel-hued anorak, yellow cropped trousers, a rosy-hued silky short set, and an easy bustier-influenced frock.

MBMJ is for the young and daring style set, thus there was no shortage of bare midriff. A button-front shirt that would be prim if not for its navel-grazing length, a seamed iteration coupled with a high-waist bustled midi skirt, a wrap version enlivened by its tuxedo silhouette, a windowpane print jacket: if you hadn't already received the memo, abs are in for Spring.

Attitude was on high here: not the pompous kind, but the type that is bold and rad. From head-to-toe, Bartley and Hillier didn't miss a beat and they have both come together to inject a new passion and edge into the brand that has the industry aflutter. This is a whole new ballgame for Marc by Marc Jacobs and all eyes are on the twosome and what they do next.

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9/10/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Luella Bartley is a name that makes women giddy in the world of fashion. Her own label shuttered in 2009 and the industry mourned its absence for years, but now she is back at the creative helm of Marc by Marc Jacobs along with co-designer Katie Hillier. The design duo debuted their first wares together for the brand's Fall 2014 collection, thus they had some work cut out for them with their Spring lineup: loads of pressure to ensure they weren't solely one-hit wonders. Continuing the fierce, girl power spirit from the autumn assortment, the brand dived head first into English rave territory: topped off with Björk-inspired knots crafted by master hair stylist Guido Palau.

There was an eyeful to absorb from the onset: a smocked blouse paired with a polka dot latex pencil skirt, black sleeves and leggings peeking out in the same material, and chunky ankle boots for functional anchors. The dotted latex remained on voluminous crop jackets with elbow-length sleeves, tunics cinched at the waist for a bustled effect, bandeau tops that spoke to a swimwear element, and strapless sweetheart pleated frocks that felt distinctly 80's.

A "New World System" text graphic was sprawled across button-front shirts, oversized tees, the back of a long-line anorak, and on rocker chic dresses that were one-half strapless frock and the other a visual knockout with solid and pleated polka dotted tulle. Not to fret: there were simpler looks at hand including a roomy camel-hued anorak, yellow cropped trousers, a rosy-hued silky short set, and an easy bustier-influenced frock.

MBMJ is for the young and daring style set, thus there was no shortage of bare midriff. A button-front shirt that would be prim if not for its navel-grazing length, a seamed iteration coupled with a high-waist bustled midi skirt, a wrap version enlivened by its tuxedo silhouette, a windowpane print jacket: if you hadn't already received the memo, abs are in for Spring.

Attitude was on high here: not the pompous kind, but the type that is bold and rad. From head-to-toe, Bartley and Hillier didn't miss a beat and they have both come together to inject a new passion and edge into the brand that has the industry aflutter. This is a whole new ballgame for Marc by Marc Jacobs and all eyes are on the twosome and what they do next.


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